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Silver Springs Elementary School - November 20, 2017

Mark Your Calendars

This Week’s Events:

November 20th - School Spirit Wear Day!

4:00 - 4:50 p.m. - Bricks for Kids

November 21st - ALL D.A.R.E classes will meet today

November 22nd - 1/2 Day for Students - Dismissal at 12:15 p.m.

10:30 a.m. - Nutcracker Performance

November 23 -November 24 - NO SCHOOL - Enjoy Thanksgiving Recess

Next Week's Events:

November 27th - School Spirit Wear Day!

4:00 - 4:50 p.m. - Bricks for Kids

November 28th - 3:50 - 5:15 p.m. K-2 After-School Art

November 30th - Credit Union Deposit day

3:50 - 5:15 p.m. - Grades 3-5 After-School Art

December 1st - 2:00 Red Wings Assembly (Wear Red or your Red Wings Gear)

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Have a great week!

Katie Booth, Principal

Fall Conference Dinner Thanks to ALL the Volunteers!

Thank you to all the families who donated to the PTA Hospitality dinner on Wednesday. Your generosity from the Fall paper products, drinks, rolls, cornbread, scrumptious salads, and delectable desserts were greatly appreciated. The delicious soups, chicken tetrazzini, and other yummy food were enjoyed very much by the staff. Thank you to the following families for your donations and food: Garza, Gifford, Laiacono, Gricute, Chalhoub, Cardenas, Krautner, Azzouz, Ramirez, Berry, Nishanian, Conover, Martin, Chava, Luan, Cordova, Orugunty, Bahizad, Guturu, Hopson, Sipple, and Berry.

The Silver Springs PTA Hospitality Committee is able to treat our wonderful staff with your support!

7 Habits at Home Activity for November

This month’s Habit: Habit 1 Be Proactive

Activity: Circle of Control

Due Date: November 30th

Read at Home Plan

We know that developing readers will give our students the skills they need to succeed at all levels. We need your help. Attached please find a WRESA Reading At Home Brochure that details the five essential skills (or pillars) of reading, and specific information about how you can do to help your child develop each of those skills. This brochure is filled with important information that can be used each year as your child grows. We encourage parents to print this brochure and keep it where you can refer to it regularly as you read with each of your children.

Educating the Whole Child

In alignment with Northville Public Schools goal of Re-Imagined Curriculum and Instruction, and in an effort to advance the practices and procedures of the District's Multi-Tiered System on Supports (MTSS) framework to increase student growth in academic proficiency and social-emotional well-being, all elementary schools are looking more proactively at the social, emotional, and behavioral needs of our students.

Students that may be identified as needing additional supports in the area of social-emotional well-being will have additional supports available through our MTSS team. Examples of additional supports might be a social skills group, check-in/check-out, a school mentor, etc. More information will be sent home from the MTSS team. We believe in educating and supporting the whole child. We look forward to working together with our families.

If you have any questions, please feel free to speak with your child's teacher or contact the MTSS team.

Family Bowling at Novi Bowl

Join us for our December Family Bowling Night ! The cost is $10 per person and includes 2 games, shoe rental, a pitcher of Sprite and 2 slices of pizza (cheese or pepperoni). Check in begins at 5:30 pm with bowling starting promptly at 6:00 pm.

Forms are due by December 6th and space is limited!

Please see the attached flyer for registration information! We hope to see you there!!

Noodles & Company Fundraiser

Do you love noodles! How about watching a noodle eating contest between teachers? If so, then come on our to Noodles & Co. on Thursday, November 30th!

Dad's Club is hosting a fundraiser from 4:00 - 9:00 p.m. 50% of the proceeds come back to the Dad's Club to support Silver Springs!

Join us at 6:30 p.m. to watch Mrs. Booth, Mrs. Baker, Mrs. Griswold, and Mrs. Schulman have an eating contest!

Please see the attached flier for more information! Can't wait to see you there!

Yearbook Help!!!

The Yearbook Team needs your help! Please send any photos from the classroom Halloween parties and parade to the following email address: silverspringsyearbook2017@gmail.com.

Thank you!

Raising a Self, Not A Selfie - The Mighty Me Project

Presented by Cheryl Jones

Ever-increasing expectations and inescapable social media magnify the internal pressures that children experience every day. The development of self-awareness and emotional problem-solving skills are essential for children to successfully navigate their complex lives. Building these capacities in childhood enhances lifelong identify and the opportunity for optimal academic achievement.

Children count on their parents to help them interpret reality and develop perspectives. This happens best through comfortable and honest discussions about life experiences. The Mighty Me Project provides parents with a series of specific interations that are easily incorporated into daily life. These simple strategies strengthen the parent-child connection, expand self-awareness and create tools for emotional problem-solving.

Parent workshops are scheduled in conjunction with PTA meetings at each elementary school, with an open invitation for parents to attend the session of their choice. Follow Up Sessions (Part 2) will be scheduled in Winter/Spring 2018.

Please see the attached flyer for specific dates and times!

After School Science - Session 2

Register now for Session 2 - Crazy Chemistry!!!

Are you ready to explore the world of Chemistry with hands-on experiments!? The possibilities are endless with Chemistry; test tubes, polymers, explosions and much more! Students will take home what they make in class each week, and the best part is ...We Make Science FUN!

Please see attached flyer for registration details.

STEM Club for Grades 1 to 3 at Silver Springs Elementary

STEM Club - At Bricks 4 Kidz® 'STEM Club', we believe it's important to tap into a child's potential by encouraging their curiosity and creativity. Our STEM Club provides a weekly session of building motorized LEGO models with our Project kits. We reinforce S.T.E.M. principles while enhancing self-esteem, fine-motor skills, organization, team work and following directions. Club members work with a partner to complete each motorized model. STEM club meets once a week on Monday after school.

Grades: 1 to 3.

Time: 4:00 P.M. to 4:50 P.M. Mondays

When: STEM Club Members meet for Five Weeks (Dates: 11/13, 11/20, 11/27, 12/4,12/11)

Cost: $60.00 (Includes all material fees) due on the first day of the Club payable by check to 'Bricks 4 Kidz - Canton' or by cash. Please give the fee to the instructor on the first day of the class.

Enrollment: Please visit https://my.bricks4kidz.com/index.php?action=location&location=87 And look for your class location - Silver Springs Elementary.

Registration Ends: 11/9/17.

Ifyou have any questions about our program, then please contact us at 734-386-0115 or email us at barora@bricks4kidz.com


The Nutcracker

Northville Ballet Theater is pleased to present The Nutcracker over Thanksgiving weekend at Northville High School benefiting Northville Civic Concern. Don't miss this opportunity to see the beloved holiday classic.

Tickets are available at northvilleballettheatre.com, or by calling 248-924-8357. Showtimes are: Saturday, November 25 at 7:00 pm and Sunday, November 26 at 3:00 pm. Please see flyer for more details.

Supporting the The 7 Habits at home!

Habit 1 – Be Proactive – “I’m in Charge of Me”

What this means: Take charge of your own life. Make it happen. Don't wait for someone else to do it.

“I am responsible for me.”

“I do the right thing before I am asked.”

“I do the right thing even when no one is looking.”

“I do not blame others for my actions.”

How can I do this in my life?

1. If you do something wrong, say you are sorry before someone asks you to apologize.

2. When you get mad and want to say something, stop, think, and ask yourself-

Why am I getting so angry? Make a good choice in a good way.

Great Books for Habit #1- Be Proactive

  • The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds
  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
  • Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
  • The Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper
  • Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman
  • Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun by Maria Dismondy